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Old August 6, 2013, 08:00 AM   #76
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I only have one 22lr rifle which is a Savage MKII FV-SR that are always with a Ruger 22/45 and a GSG 1911/22 and all three shares a SWR warlock II.
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Old August 6, 2013, 10:48 AM   #77
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Started with a Ruger.....

Worked well but decided to try something smaller,sold it and tried the Bersa.....

Bersa didn't cut it so I've gone back to Ruger, this time with a 4.5" barrel.....

LOVE the new Ruger yet sometimes I still carry Grandpa's old H&R.....

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Old August 6, 2013, 11:02 AM   #78
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My favorite is the Beretta Neos in SS with the 4.5 in barrel. The most used by far though is the venerable Smith & Wesson 22A. This thing is a real work horse and everyone seems to like shooting it.
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Old August 6, 2013, 06:20 PM   #79
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Smith and Wesson model 41- accurate
Smith and Wesson 617 airweight w/ 3" bbl and adjustable sights- compact
Ruger MKII w/ accuracy job by Clark Custom Guns- fun and accurate

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Old August 7, 2013, 12:50 AM   #80
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Beretta neos plays well with a ruger 10-22. I have done custom trigger jobs on both. So much fun. And great to have around when you take your non shooting friends out.
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Old August 18, 2013, 10:35 PM   #81
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I can fire my Browning Bench Mark very accurately and it is very fun to shoot. 10 round clips. Didn't cost an arm and a leg.
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Old August 19, 2013, 09:56 AM   #82
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Usually my Browning Buckmark but have several other handguns available that are carried with my 10-22. Now on waiting list for a new Ruger SR22 that could be next.
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Old August 20, 2013, 04:15 PM   #83
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I used to have a Browning Buckmark I really liked. Accurate, looked great, and felt great in my hand--grips molded perfectly. Only issue I had was chambering the first round was pretty hard as that initial slide pull was extraordinarily heavy. Everything else about it was silky smooth, though.

Oh, I don't think it fully opened up, so I had to clean it from the muzzle end, if I recall--that was a bit annoying.

But really, like a couple others have said, I wouldn't companion a .22 pistol with a .22 rifle for going out in the field. If I'm squirrel hunting or something with my .22 rifle, I'll have my .40 pistol at my side in the event I encounter some grumpy critter who wishes to get better acquainted. Conversely, I guess if I were out with a larger caliber rifle, I may want a .22 pistol on me in case I chose to take a squirrel and didn't want it splattered into the next county.

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Old August 20, 2013, 05:09 PM   #84
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I haven't done this for many years but I enjoyed taking both my Mk II Stainless Bull Barrel and my 77/22 on squirrel/rabbit hunts. My Mk II is very accurate - much more accurate than I am.
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Old August 22, 2013, 04:04 PM   #85
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Just thought I'd revise my answer a bit.......

A .22lr DOES NOT accompany my .22lr rifle. When I carry a .22lr rifle I carry a centerfire handgun and save the .22lr handguns for when I'm toting a shotgun or centerfire.

Pointless to carry both long and short in .22lr.
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